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Latest UpdatesTOKYO: Tokyo Metropolitan Government Accelerator Program “Tech Business Camp Tokyo” Now Accepting Applications
Sep 19, 2019
In order to boost Tokyo’s international competitiveness and create further growth, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG) has continued to proactively introduce initiatives to attract foreign companies, and promoted the transfer of leading technologies and know-how from overseas companies to domestic ones.
In addition to TMG’s initiatives thus far, from FY 2017 onwards TMG also launched an accelerator program targeting foreign startup companies (hereinafter “foreign companies”) possessing cutting-edge technologies related to the Fourth Industrial Revolution, such as artificial intelligence (AI), VR/AR, robotics and IoT, etc.
This program invites foreign companies to come to Tokyo to learn about the unique aspects of the Japanese market and needs of companies within the city, while also aiming to create business matchups between the foreign companies and Tokyo companies by providing the latter with opportunities to gain a deeper understanding of the former’s technologies. By matching up Tokyo companies and foreign companies with leading software technologies, TMG hopes to achieve its vision of becoming a “Safe City”, a “Diverse City” and a “Smart City”.
The program will follow the sequence below, and focus on activities 2. and 3. over a short period of around two months.
|Host||Tokyo Metropolitan Government|
|Overview for Applicants||
September 12 : Applications open
Mid-December： Announcement of successful participants (approx. 10 companies)
Start of January 2020： Introductory Seminar
Mid-January - March： Mentoring, business planning, networking, business matching
Mid-March： Pitch event (public)
- "Tech Business Camp Tokyo" Office
- E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org